Issaquah schools receive $150,085 in donations

October 16, 2012

By Staff

Programs and classrooms in the Issaquah School District got a $150,000 boost last month in the form of donations.

The various gifts were approved by the school board during its regular meetings Sept. 12 and 26.

The first allotment, $90,750 was approved Sept. 12 and included a $56,250 check from the Issaquah Schools Foundation. The money is set to be divided among four district programs — $12,750 for financial literacy, $18,000 for high school robotics, $7,500 for middle school robotics and $18,000 for pre-K summer school.

The Sunny Hills Elementary School PTA donated $12,000 to hire additional assistants in the Benchmark Enrichment Learning program at Sunny Hills. Another $15,000 was donated by the Creekside Elementary School PTSA to hire additional support in Creekside’s BEL program. Similarly, the Discovery Elementary School PTSA put up $7,500 to be used for additional support in the BEL program at Discovery.

Parent Teacher Associations continued to put money toward salaries for additional education assistant support at their respective schools Sept. 26, when the board approved three separate donations for that purpose. The Newcastle Elementary PTSA gifted $20,000, the Briarwood Elementary PTA donated $7,500 and the Sunset Elementary PTA contributed $16,000.

The drama program at Cascade Ridge Elementary School got $6,000 from its PTSA. The money will be used to pay for a professional performing arts instructor to teach drama to kindergarten through fourth grade students at the school.

Maple Hills Elementary PTA donated $9,835 to purchase leveled reading book sets for the bookroom at the elementary school.

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